Huaqiao University (HQU) is a comprehensive university, directly under the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China and jointly run by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China and the Fujian Provincial People's Government. It is the National Base for Chinese Language Teaching, the National Base for Cultural Quality Education of College Students, the National Demonstration University for Deepening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform and the National Demonstration University for Teacher Evaluation Reform.
HQU was established in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, with the approval of former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in 1960. The first president was Liao Chengzhi, one of the state leaders. The university was once closed in 1970 and rehabilitated in 1978. In 1983, HQU was listed as one of China's Prioritized Fostered Universities by Chinese Central Government. Since 1996, it has been jointly constructed by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Fujian Provincial People's Government. In 1997, the former Jimei Overseas Chinese Tutoring School was incorporated into the university and renamed as the Chinese Language and Culture College. In 2006, Xiamen Campus of the university was officially launched. In 2003, HQU achieved "Excellence" in MOE’s first Undergraduate Teaching Performance Assessment. In 2018, the university was selected into the construction plan of first-class universities and first-class disciplines (also named as Double First-Class Initiative) of Fujian Province.
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